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April 23, 2008

5 Things to Avoid in Las Vegas

Filed under: tips, travel — Tags: , , — patriciaholdenmd @ 2:52 am

I’ve been to Las Vegas quite a few times with my husband. I haven’t had any real trouble so far and have always enjoyed my visits. However, it may not be the same for everyone. Here a few things to avoid while on a vacation in the city.

Driving – Traffic can get really bad in Las Vegas, especially the Strip. Instead of driving, try taking a walk or take a taxi. The monorail is also an alternative.

Losing all your money on gambling – In gambling, sometimes you win, often times you don’t. Don’t go to Las Vegas in the hopes of winning a lot of money in one of the casinos. Many people have tried and many have failed. My husband and I gamble just for fun. I suggest you do the same.

Drinking – Alright, drinking is fine but not too much that you’ll spending the next day in the hotel with a massive hangover. Also, getting drunk in Vegas would be bad in more ways than one – it could quickly lead you to the above situation (gambling).

The Heat – When I say “heat”, I’m not just talking about the scenes in Las Vegas. The city is in the desert and temperatures could easily reach 90 – 100 degrees during the summer. Bring a lot of water to avoid dehydration and avoid the afternoon sun.

The Wrong Crowd – Las Vegas is not called Sin City for nothing. Especially in the casinos, there are a lot of unlikable people that move around. People who smoke without any regard for other people, people who drink in public and often go loud when drunk, and scantily clad women are but a few of them. If you’re going to Las Vegas for a vacation, at least you should know what you’re getting in to.

February 22, 2008

Like No Other Weekend in Vegas

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — patriciaholdenmd @ 12:38 am

las vegas

I couldn’t compare this weekend to my other trips to Las Vegas. It was quite different this time. We dropped off the children to my moms, and had the weekend just with my husband. This is our way of relaxing and recharging from a very stressful work.

We went to Las Vegas last weekend and stayed at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Nevada. I can say it is different there since the Resort is so quite and peaceful unlike thegreen valley resort others that has all the bars and casinos. This time, my husband and I spent the whole weekend without gambling. People always think when you go to Las Vegas; all you can do is gamble, gamble, and gamble. I disagree, because of this new experience I had in Green Valley.

Green Valley has an elegant décor, world-class cuisine, and high-standard accommodations. The rooms are very spacious with combination of modern and old-style amenities. The best thing that I experienced with Green Valley is the Spa. A relaxing spa treatment made my stress go away. I personally availed the beauty treatments and the massage, and attended yoga class. Epicurean adventure, that’s how I can describe dining in Green Valley. They have the variety of restaurants, like Hank’s Fine Steaks and Martinis, Grand café, II Fornaio, Sushi and Sake, and a lot more.

Now you can think of Vegas if you want to enjoy casinos and have a relaxing time as well.

January 25, 2008

Vegas Here I Come

Filed under: travel — Tags: , , , — patriciaholdenmd @ 11:10 pm

Las Vegas

I’m so excited preparing for another trip to Vegas with my family. I’ve been to Vegas like thrice this past 2 years, and I never get tired of it. In fact, I always get excited when we are about to go there. It’s not only the gambling, but there are a lot of others things to do in Vegas. The resorts and hotels are really nice; they have a really beautiful spa where I could relax.

This time I want to explore Las Vegas in a different way. There will still be partying and aSkywalk little bit of going to casinos. But what I really want to do is to go to tours. Maybe I will take the Helicopter Tours to the Grand Canyon. See the Eagle point on the western end of Grand Canyon, Guano point, and try the skywalk. I heard that Guano point is the most beautiful spot in Grand Canyon. They said that it has a breath taking scenery. I also want to try the skywalk; I could see the Grand Canyon on a different view, walking through the glass bridge is a little bit scary. I am a bit scared of heights, but I want to try it just for experience.